Republican front-runner Donald Trump is condemning Hillary Clinton for "shouting" during her appeal to female voters Tuesday night, saying in a phone interview that he had yet to "recover" from hearing her.
"I haven't quite recovered -- it's early in the morning -- from her shouting that message," Trump said early Wednesday on MSNBC, just hours after he swept all five primary states that voted in Tuesday's contests. He was referring to Clinton's defense of "playing the 'woman's card'" during her victory address in Pennsylvania.
Clinton had exclaimed Tuesday night: "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is 'playing the woman card,' then deal me in!"
Trump, in his MSNBC interview, acknowledged that he was using gendered terms when referencing Clinton's decibel level.
"I know a lot of people would say you can't say that about a woman, because of course a woman doesn't shout," Trump said. "But the way she shouted that message was not -- oh, I just -- that's the way she said it."
"I guess I'll have to get used to a lot of that over the next four or five months," he added.
On Tuesday night, Trump slammed Clinton's use of that "woman's card" in her campaign.
"I think the only card she has is the woman's card," the billionaire said from his headquarters at Trump Tower. "She has nothing else going. Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don't think she would get five percent of the vote."
"The only thing she has got going is the woman's card," Trump said. "The beautiful thing is, women don't like her. Look how well I did with women tonight."
The Clinton campaign was quick to respond, tweeting "about that 'woman's card'":
Mary Pat Christie, wife of Trump surrogate and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, was standing just behind Trump as he was firing off his mockery of Clinton, and the Twittersphere took note of her facial expressions while he was talking about Clinton.
And Mary Pat Christie isn't the only one in the family whose facial expressions have been scrutinized while in close proximity to Trump.
Last month, her husband Chris Christie was caught staring off into the distance as Trump delivered his Super Tuesday victory speech at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago. Christie's far-off gaze spawned social media meme-making and wondering about whether the New Jersey governor was being "held hostage" by the Trump campaign.